Posts Tagged 'fashion'

Journal of the Month: SURFACE


The journal of the month for June and July is Surface, the American magazine of contemporary design.

Published ten times a year, the magazine provides a rich resource to discover groundbreaking projects, emerging talents, and innovative developments in the worlds of architecture, fashion, art, and design. More than a superficial survey of trends, Surface is the substance of style.

Issue 109, June/July 2014 includes:

  • Q&A with designer Yiqing Yin.
  • Ideas in Design — Studio visit with designer Marga Weimans.
  • Power 100 — Surface’s first annual list of influential figures in art, architecture, fashion, real estate, design, and more… including images and interviews.
  • Gallery — Portraits of leading women in New York’s architecture and design community, and their thoughts on the industry.

Be sure to visit Surface’s website and read about their Avant Guardian photography contest, deadline is July 24, 2014!


Journal of the Month: THREADS


The journal of the month for October 2013 is Threads. Threads magazine is the premier source for the sewing community, great for beginners and advanced sewers alike. The magazine includes everything from expert tips on using sewing machines to working with fabric patterns, supplies, and equipment. Step-by-step and how-to advice on making dresses, pants, jackets, and more fill every issue. Tips on hundreds of techniques from sewing in a zipper, to making a buttonhole, or adding a gusset, etc. are also included.

Oct/Nov 2013, Number 169 Features:

“Autumn Preview”—Colors, fabrics, and silhouettes for a new season.

“Opulent Fabrics”—Discover the world of embellished textiles: hand-applied crystals, beads, sequins, and embroidery.

Plus how to make your own heirloom buttons, and how to fit a forward shoulder.

Come in to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Welcome back!


Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and/or productive Summer. We have a few changes in the Library to share with you:

Please note that our hours have changed. Our new hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am to 10pm
  • Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 to 4:30

In addition, we have a new Electronic Resource to share with you! Stylesight is the industry-leading global content and technology solution for students and professionals in the style, fashion and design industries. The site provides forecasting and trend analysis along with a large selection of images, proprietary and curated content, and cutting-edge web tools to search, store, build and share.

To access Stylesight you must first register on campus. Follow the link, select “First Time Users” and create an account using your Moore email. If you already have your login information, simply click on “Login” at the top right. If you need help, ask for assistance at the circulation desk, 215-965-4054 or

Please be aware:

  • There are 150 licenses for Stylesight, which means that only 150 patrons can be logged-in concurrently. As a courtesy to others, log-out when you are not using the site.
  • Your account must be reactivated every 90 days. To do this, follow the same link above and select “Reactivate Account.”
  • If you want an introduction on how to use Stylesight, be sure to see their Live Training Video Tutorials (please note, you must register first to view).

Here is an overview of what Stylesight has to offer:

Journal of the Month: Selvedge

The Journal of the Month for October is Selvedge, a  bi-monthly trade magazine from the UK for textiles and fashion. Selvedge offers textile photography, reports on contemporary textile art, profiles on international artists, industry news, book reviews, resources, and exhibition listings.
The current issue features:
Art Institution—A look at the life and work of Brazilian artist Arthur Bispo do Rosário”

The Triangle Fire—a look back at the legacy of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on its 100th anniversary”
All rise—the evolution of legal dress as worn by the ranks of the bar”
Crimes of Fashion—textile related crime and punishment in Victorian Britian”

Visit the library to see Selvedge and all the rest of our 130 journals and magazines!

Meet Honeysuckle, 2011’s Color of the Year


Pantone's 2011 Color of the Year

Honeysuckle, chosen as Pantone’s color of the year for 2011, is perfect for brightening up the new year. Described by Pantone as “a dynamic reddish pink” that “emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor,” the color is a warm complement to 2010’s calm and cool Turquoise.

Whether or not you are a fan of pink, we wish you a happy new year!

Vogue Paris turns 90!

December 1971-January 1972: Marilyn Monroe by Salvador Dali (Photo: Philippe Halsman)

Happy 90th birthday to Vogue Paris, which celebrated this milestone last month with a costume ball and a special October 2010 issue. This essential fashion magazine has also created an excellent photo gallery of the best covers during the publication’s 90 years.

Connelly Library has back issues of Vogue available for browsing, spanning the 1950’s to the present. Click here to find more information on our Vogue holdings, including books and videos, via the library’s catalog.


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